- 08/08/2012 (11:36:48 pm)
- Bob Mulrenin
Some big names are returning to Saturday morning television: Haim Saban and a colorful cadre of professional wrestlers.
In two weeks, the Los Angeles billionaire's company, Saban Brands, will launch a five-hour block of original children's programming called Vortexx. Aimed at young boys, the slate of shows will air on the CW television network and be anchored by "WWE Saturday Morning Slam," a new program produced by World Wrestling Entertainment.
The half-hour show, which debuts Aug. 25, marks the return of WWE to Saturday morning children's television after an 11-year absence. Saban Brands hopes to exploit the wrestlers' popularity among children to lift the Vortexx lineup of shows, which feature action-charged characters, including those from the Power Rangers and Yu-Gi-Oh brands.
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